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Graduate profiles

Want to know more about what to expect in your graduate year with the Attorney-General's Department? 

Some of our previous graduates share their experience of the program, including what it’s like to live and work in Canberra.

Legal practice stream - Nicola

I am really enjoying the variety and the fundamental nature of the work that I am doing in my AGS Commercial rotation. There is so much to learn, and so many people willing to help you.
Link to Nicola's graduate profile page

Legal practice stream - Alexander

I have experienced some amazing days in my first rotation with the Canberra Dispute Resolution team. It has been both intellectually stimulating and engaging from a professional development perspective.
Link to Alexander's graduate profile page

Legal practice stream - Laura

The diversity of the AGS graduate program was fantastic. It offers a range of training opportunities including internal seminars on legal practice, public events and workshops focusing on career development.
Link to Laura' graduate profile page

Legal practice stream - David

It was great to be able to work in each of AGS’s practice groups, with a focus on government and the national interest There is also a real focus on the year being about learning and growth, rather than strict billable targets.
Link to David's graduate profile page

Legal practice stream – Olivia

After a few short weeks in the Office of General Counsel (OGC), I can safely say that every day in the life of a grad is different. I have been exposed to an eye-opening variety of tasks and matters.
Link to Olivia's graduate profile page

Policy stream - Patrick

The support network in the Graduate Program is superlative. Your buddy is a former AGD grad who can help you through anything grad-related.
Link to Patrick's graduate profile page

Policy stream - Nish

One of the best things about working in the APS is the flexibility. I have been supported to explore opportunities, so I suppose my other daily practice is to be open to what comes, and be enthusiastic about each and every day!
Link to Nishi's graduate profile page

Policy stream – Grace

The graduate experience was not without its challenges, but when I look at how far I've come, I know how valuable this experience has been for both my personal and professional development.
Link to Grace's graduate profile page

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